DATE -FEB 2011
STAY @ Private villa, Jomtien 3
It was weekend and my wife and i decided to go to Nong Nooch Tropical Garden. It was a bit away from the pattaya city and also away from the noise and bustling life of the city.
You can also take the tiger cub in you lap and feed them bottle milk :) .
You can have picture with macaw.
As name suggests it is a tropical garden, biggest in south east Asia and spread over 500 acre. Our entrance ticket also included an art and elephant show, we were instructed to see these show before exploring the garden.
This tropical garden is not just garden but a full entertainment park for all age group.There is aquarium near the restaurant, elephant riding, elephant dance,open aviary, turtle house, you can even feed tiger cub, have picture with different birds and animals including tiger and many more attractions.
|Entrance of the Nong Nooch Tropical Garden|
Art shows was mesmerizing with colourful display of dance and drama related to Thai culture.There were dozens of elephant just besides the stage and playing an important part in many drama.
|Thail culture art show|
After art shows we headed for Elephant shows. We saw elephants skills of playing Volleyball, Ball, cycling and even painting. I was very sad to see that performers were using spears to poke elephant to force them to act.
First time in my life i was able to touch tiger I persuade my wife to have picture with tiger.
Kissing a tiger at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden
You can have pictures in Thai costume.
The aviary inside the garden is having many beautiful bird .
you can get very close to these birds.
|Close encounter inside the Aviary at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden|
One thing which make the garden cute is the statues of animal, birds and bugs.Most of them are near the entrance gate.
|Giant ant and lamb statue at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden.|
|Colourful dart frog at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden.|
|Statue of cute Ring-tailed lemur at Nong Nooch Tropical Garden.|
After exploring the garden we returned to the restaurant areas and had Indian food before leaving to pattaya.